Thursday, April 25, 2024

Winners of Challenge #321 - Monochromatic Cherry Blossom

We're excited to announce the winners of Challenge #321 because the Featured Artist will be our Guest Designer for the next Recipe Challenge in two weeks! We love to work with our winners! Our entries were unique and artistic and very hard to choose winners from!

Before I do, let me address a serious issue that ended up eliminating about half of our entries from consideration. We have guidelines for our challenges for a reason and we would like you to read them through before you play the challenge. The one that tripped up the most people for this challenge was that, for our colour challenges, you must use all 4 colours of the challenge ONLY, plus 1 neutral. And unfortunately, green does not qualify as a neutral. 

The other issue is the number of other challenges entered concurrently with ours. We are happy with 3 other challenges besides As You See It. After that, the card is just not made with our challenge in mind. It's just fitting in somehow. So please read our guidelines. Your cards are so beautiful, we want to be able to consider them for our winners.

However, here are the winners for this challenge:

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Our Top Pick is: Kim S.

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 Kim used die cuts and an embossing folder to create a beautiful take on our colour challenge. The coloured cardstock gave a clear delineation of the challenge colours and showed them off beautifully while the background texture created depth and interest! Note the font on the sentiment text. It seems like it was just made for this card design, doesn't it! Gorgeous!

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Our Featured Artist is: Tenia Nelson

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As Featured Artist this week,  Tenia will also be invited to be our next Guest Designer! Tenia has bucked the trend and not used florals to display the challenge colours. We loved the layout and the images she used and the depth of her design. The team were impressed with how well the colours were matched and the choice of background paper as well. Beautifully done! Congratulations, Tenia, you will be our next Guest Designer for our Recipe Challenge in 2 weeks time. We will be in touch!
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Due to the number of entries we were not able to consider this week, we have no Honorable Mentions to award this week.

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Fill in the Blank Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.    

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! Your color combo was definitely my inspiration as I don't tend towards pink but you combination made it work for me!